U.S. death rates for flu and pneumonia, HIV, heart disease and diabetes declined in 2014, according to provisional estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Age-adjusted death rates for 2014 fell 5% for flu and pneumonia, 5% for HIV, 2% for heart disease and 1% for diabetes. Deaths from Alzheimer’s disease and falls in older adults increased 8% and 3%, respectively, while the death rate for stroke was similar to that in 2013. CDC plans to update the estimates each quarter as new provisional data become available.